Network devices
Decline in consumption
Higher security levels
Intelligent data integration

THE CONTEXT

The Internet of Things is a technology that is increasingly witnessing adoptions to its solutions, especially by virtue of the proliferation of low-cost sensors, moderately priced connectivity, new and highly scalable cloud platforms, broad asset of calculation and storage resources, popular mobile apps and widespread machine learning technologies.

Infrastructures managers have long invested in technology. However, up until recently their focus targeted the automation of each process and sub-process with the sole aim of reducing costs while still obtaining operation efficiency.

IOT AND THE MANAGEMENT OF INFRASTRUCTURES

The introduction of IoT measures does not aim at overshadowing the importance of operation efficiency, rather it adds on a new dimension, based on the creation of value through a more integrated approach and on the utilisation of a wide range of modern informative sources.

An IoT-based building automation ascertains that all of the devices within the infrastructure (such as alarms, sensors for flows, temperature, light, pressure, movement, cameras etc.) are handled in a way that reduces consumption, increases efficiency, raises the levels of security and its services and, lastly, redefines the Customer experience of the beneficiaries of the very infrastructure.

Therefore, a wide range of new operational opportunities is now available as a result of the Intelligent integration of data coming from different automation systems, thus strengthening the capability to plan emergences and decision-making abilities.

Moreover, the typology as well as the granularity of the data that is now available – by cause of the powerful data analysis tools that are now in use – provides the Building Manager with new opportunities for the planning of events, processes, capacities and resources that are to be deployed and with new possibilities in terms of redefining new services for the specific individual.

Last but not least, a relevant role is played by the structural integration of building automation systems and sub-systems with facility management platforms.